Tripoli, 13 May:
The Ministry of Culture and Civil Society in cooperation with the Libyan Observatory for Human Rights (LOHR) organized a . . .[restrict]workshop to help with the national elections last Friday at the camp in Tripoli’s Janzur district for displaced Tawergha residents.
Under plans devised by the High National Election Commission (HNEC), the Tawergha refugees will be able to vote for the Misrata constituency in the Janzur camp and at other specific locations in the country.
The workshop included a lecture explaining the concept and the importance of elections, and why it was necessary to participate, in addition to practical issues. A significant number of the camp’s residents participated in the workshop.
LOHR president Nasser Hawari spoke about the elections being a means of creating a peaceful sound democracy, saying that it was a key contribution in the democratic development of the country. He said that they would increase woman’s influence in managing the affairs of the country, insure the stability and contribute directly in accomplishing the goals of the revolution.
Hawari reported that there had been an overwhelming response from the entire Tawergha community, especially the elders. [/restrict]